Corporate advisory

Technical advising

  • strategic technical advice regarding corporate mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • due diligence reviews
  • high-level (fatal flaw) reviews
  • operational and technical audits
  • independent peer reviews of feasibility studies and mine plans
  • development project monetisation
  • evaluation and strategy formulation in support of mineral asset identification

Public reporting

  • preparation of mineral resources and mineral reserve statements
  • technical reviews of mineral resources and reserves
  • governance audits of mineral resources and reserve statements
  • preparation of independent competent person’s reports (CPRs) for public reporting
  • preparation of mineral asset valuation for public reporting
  • due diligence reviews and fatal flaw analyses of projects and mining operations
  • independent technical/lender’s expert reviews of projects and mining operations

Codes and guidelines applied include:

  • The South African Code for the Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (the SAMREC Code)
  • Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (the JORC Code)
  • In Canada, the CIM and National Instrument 43-101
  • The South African Code for the Reporting of Mineral Asset Valuation (the SAMVAL Code)
  • Code for the Technical Assessment and Valuation of Mineral and Petroleum Assets and Securities for Independent Expert Reports (the VALMIN Code)
  • Standards and Guidelines for Valuation of Mineral Properties (CIMVAL)
  • South African Guide to the Systematic Evaluation of Coal Resources and Coal Reserves (SANS 10320:2004)
  • Australian Guidelines for the Estimating and Reporting of Inventory Coal, Coal Resources and Coal Reserves
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Expert witness testimony

  • professional ethics
  • royalty conflicts
  • mineral resource estimates
  • valuation of stolen metal concentrates
  • cost estimates for tax liabilities
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Renewable energy and IPP

  • identification of areas with little or no mineral prospectivity for potential IPP sites through independent technical assessments
  • assessment of mineral title circumstances, including possible conflicting mining and prospecting right applications over the sites
  • assessment of surface title circumstances including assessment of servitudes
  • GIS advisory services
  • compilation of detailed application-specific geological reports to accompany section 53 applications
  • technical defence to prospecting right applications where the application has little technical merit
  • due diligence on mineral title to assist with possible negotiations with existing mineral right holders
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